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Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so random weekly walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.

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    • 4.4, 180 Ratings

Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so random weekly walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.

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4.4 out of 5
180 Ratings
180 Ratings
Bus Insider junkie ,

Wonky and weird

Tracy and Joe turn up the wonkiness and look into interesting financial stories, but usually manage to keep it from turning boring.

Always feel like I come away with a bit of knowledge about a weird market, or interesting ideas to think about further.

Matteus1010 ,

This is Planet Money on steroids

This show is a great way to go deeper into an incredibly broad range of financial topics

Speculationkitkat ,

One of the best finance/economics podcasts

Great hosts. Y’all sometimes make me laugh out loud. Very good layman explanations but also some insight. I want to express, however, that I find the episodes that touch more in theory to be much more interesting than the ‘story’ ones. I want to think!!! Definitely would appreciate increased assumption of listener knowledge in popular topics like basic Econ theory, options theory, vol, macro market developments, investing theories etc. I really think that would make the episodes significantly more interesting. Especially given that the advantage of the podcast format over print is that you can interview experts and gain insights that you wouldn’t get otherwise. It’s a real opportunity for deeper dives into different perspectives on popular topics of ones that seem more niche but have broader extensions/implications (think the MMT and cryptoskeptic episodes are good examples of this). Basically, insight you gleam most efficiently from speaking with a person. I don’t want to hear about stuff I can read on Bloomberg or financial times, you know?

Demographic context: I’m a female college student in my senior year who listens to this during my morning makeup routine. I’m going into finance after I graduate, but defs count me in the non-industry professional category (as in yes, I probably know a bit more about finance than your average college kid but still I really think you guys could assume a little more prior knowledge from your listeners).

I love the dynamic between Tracy and Joe (also allow me to express my appreciation also for a great younger female co-host -fist pump-) . The recent MMT episode (also crypto one was good!) prompted me to leave this review after years of listening.
Once again, I think moreso in the past podcast topics were a bit too general - kind of like an audio version of knowledge I could find relatively easily. Always felt less educational and moreso like a review of things I knew with some more interesting detail and observations. Then again, maybe I expect too much from a podcast haha, but you guys seem like people up for a challenge.

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